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Name of InstitutionNumber of Students
Muleshoe High School362
Watson Junior High School322
Deshazo Elementary School334
Dillman Neal B. Elementary408
South Plains College Muleshoe Center(Nursing School & Continuing Education)

Muleshoe Independent School District is ranked as a Class 2A school with approximately 1512 students enrolled this year. The Mule is the school mascot and school colors are black and white.  The system includes kindergarten/primary, elementary, junior high and high school.

2012 was a very successful year for the Muleshoe Mules! With the $30 million in facility construction complete, Muleshoe ISD now has state-of-the-art educational facilities of which students, staff , and the community can be very proud for years to come.  The Muleshoe ISD Board of Trustees recently authorized $100,000 to be used for a District Technology Grant to enhance the use of technology in teaching and learning in the classroom.  The community of Muleshoe is committed to providing a quality education for its children, and this construction project and technolgy upgrades are just a couple of examples of that commitment.

Last year, DeShazo Elementary and Dillman Elementary were rated RECOGNIZED by the Texas Education Agency.  In addition, Muleshoe High School was rated as one of THE BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN AMERICA by the U.S. News & World Report. Muleshoe is proud of the well-rounded education students receive here and  believe that teaching life skills and character education are also part of their responsibility.

Muleshoe ISD has a budget of about $13 million, and has a total of 225 employees.  Our administrative cost are well below that of similar-sized districts, and our student/teacher ratio is about 12 to 1. Muleshoe ISD has received a SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT rating from the Texas Education Agency for its financial condition for eight years in a row.

The Muleshoe ISD Board of Trustees established the MOST SCholarship award twelve years ago.  Every graduating senior now received $500 scholarship from MOST Scholarship Fund to go to any post secondary institution.  Muleshoe ISD appreciates the community and friends who contribute funds every year to support our students.

We had a very successful year in both Academics and Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Mighty M Band- Sweepstakes Award for Marching and Concert/ Sight-reading Contests
  • Muleshoe High School Football Team  -- State Semi- Finalists
  • Coach David Wood- Texas 2A, Division 1 Coach of the Year
  • Boys Cross Country --  Regional Qualifier
  • Boys Golf    --  Regional Qualifiers
  • Boys Track   --  Regional Qualifiers and STATE CHAMPION in 800M run- Junior Baca
  • Softball  --  Bi-District Champions
  • Academic Challenge  --  3rd Place finish at State Contest         
  • UIL Academic Contest   --  2nd Place Team Overall
  • UIL Speech Team  --  Regional Champtions
  • UIL Poetry  --  State Qualifier
  • UIL Prose Interpretation  --  2nd Place at UIL State Contest
  • UIL Persuasive Speaking- State Qualifier
  • UIL Social Studes  --  State Qualifier
  • UIL Choir  --  43 High School Choir students advanced to UIL State Competition
  • UIL Choir  --  Individual All-State Choir member- Ryan Johnson
  • UIL Choir  --  4 members of High School Choir chosen to perform with Lubbock Chorale

The following teams or individuals also advanced past the District-level in extra-curricular competition:

  • Art       
  • Band
  • Tennis
  • FFA
  • Choir
  • Power-Lifting
  • Girls and Boys Track

The achievements of the past school year were made possible because of the determination and hard work of our entire education team- school board, administration, teachers, staff, students, parents, and supportive community.

The following colleges and universities are within commuting distance of Muleshoe.           

  • Texas Tech University   (Lubbock, Texas)
  • Lubbock Christian University   (Lubbock, Texas)
  • South Plains College   (Levelland, Texas)
  • Amarillo College   (Amarillo, Texas)
  • Wayland Baptist University   (Plainview, Texas)
  • West Texas A&M University  (Canyon, Texas)
  • Clovis Community College  (Clovis, New Mexico)
  • Eastern New Mexico University  (Portales, New Mexico)